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live look right now -- we're going to take a live look at the superdome where all the action will be on sunday for super bowl xlvii. the city made $750 million, they spent that much money on upgrades to the dome since hurricane katrina. 6,000 volunteers needed to make the super bowl a success and $200 for parking outside the superdome. >> oh, man. the parking here in the city is bad. >> better to hoof it. over every. >> the big stories yesterday the rain, but mr. and mrs. harbaugh the coaches' parents got lots of requests so had their own press conference, right? >> frank, i think everyone wants to know who they're rooting for. we already heard from the brothers. so the parents made an appearance yesterday and this is what they said. >> one other thing we like to
say. you're going to ask us how we feel on this historic event. jackie, who has it better than us? >> nobody! >> there you did. nobody. >> reporter: one of the 49ers team members is expected to apologize again today for some comments he made this week in new orleans. cate caugiran reports. >> reporter: we are learning now that cornerback chris culliver will be addressing the immediate yai today regarding that controversial comment he made during media day. take a listen. >> i don't do the gay guys, man. i don't do that. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> stop the tape. >> nah, we don't got no gay people on the team. they gotta get up out of here if they do,. >> stop:tape. >> canada be with that sweet stuff. >> is that true? >> yeah, that's true. >> reporter: yesterday he issued an apology saying, "it has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they
are hurtful and ugly. those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart." members of our local gay community are speaking out. greg sheryl from fernando and greg in the morning from 99.7 now wrote an op. ed. piece saying that chris culliver's comments are a step backwards in the move towards acceptance. >> it's disappointing because you feel like, you got kicked in the teeth by your home team. you know? you got beat up by your own guys and that's what's frustrating for gays who support the 49ers. >> reporter: the 49ers have not yet said whether chris culliver will face discipline for his comments. if you are interested in reading greg's piece, it is on our website and that's at cbssf.com. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. and back live out here in new orleans, the sun is shining. it's getting a little warmer. but earlier today, lawrence, it
was feeling a lot like the bay area. >> yeah. cool and the humidity is down now so that's very comfortable weather out there. that's all going to change again as we head in toward the weekend. still, around our skies, we are looking at mostly clear weather right now to the coast although we are seeing fog in the north bay valleys and chilly temperatures hovering above freezing in the 30s and the 40s. high pressure though is sitting overhead now and that's going to bring with it some spectacular weather by the afternoon. the next couple of days going to be something else outside. these temperatures running above average usually in the 50s and low 60s. we are going to bust through that today as much as 9 degrees above average in santa rosa, 63 in san francisco and 66 degrees and sunny in san jose. more on your weather coming up. right now let's check on the roads with elizabeth. >> we have been following a big rig accidents for three hours northbound 101 coming into sunnyvale. traffic, if chopper 5 can zoom back, is stacked up into santa
clara. the backups continue to grow. two lanes are blocked, blocked since about 2:50 a.m. that's when that accident first was reported. the problem is, there was some damage to the guardrail. 30 gallons of fuel spilled right there approaching that fair oaks avenue exit. wood debris all over. so there's a lot of clean-up going on. no major injuries but again that is what it looks like if you are behind this mess on 101 so don't get caught in this. use 280 free and clear right now. highway 85. also caltrain another great option and so far everything is rolling along all trains on time. let get a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights yet. this is just your usual pattern not too bad. just some slight delays in a couple of the cash lanes. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. 6:06. and michelle, we've heard a lot about new orleans. we know all about their jazz. we know all about their food. but a lot of art there as well, a lot of artists i would imagine, too, right? >> a lot of artists. in fact, you know, where we're sitting is right across from
jackson square and that's where a lot of artists line up. they do a lot of oil painting. and take a look, we do have somebody who is selling some art right there. excuse me. sir? are you there? >> yes, i'm here. >> reporter: can you hear me? okay, great. so i understand that you have some art there. >> yes. my name is jeremy. i'm a jackson square artist. and what i do is i spray-paint old salvage windows. >> reporter: do you take a lot of -- i mean, obviously, new orleans has to be a really great subject for you. >> yes. i keep about a half of my artwork new orleans-based landmarks, streetcars, stuff of that nature, musicians. and then i'll typically do whatever events comes to town.
so i do have some nfl-inspired artwork for this weekend. >> reporter: now, we are talking to viewers in the bay area and i have to tell you, people in san francisco, they do appreciate art. they appreciate true beauty. but i feel just being here the last couple of days, that's what people here in new orleans do, as well. >> oh, that's correct. yes. >> reporter: talk to us about the art scene here. >> it's one of the best free open art markets probably in the country. many of the artists that display here every weekend come from all parts of the country and the world actually. i was born and raised here. but being that it's, you know, new orleans promotes the arts and music so much, it really is one of the best opportunities across the country to make a living from the artwork. >> reporter: and i'm sure that that chance of making a good living increases with super
bowl xlvii and, of course, mardi gras because so many people are coming into town, right? >> that is correct. we're hoping for a very good weekend. and we believe it will be. >> reporter: all right. well, good luck, jeremy, and keep up the good work there. thanks so much for talking to us this morning. that's really how it is, frank. you just walk down the street, you not only hear music but you see a lot of art. and a lot of it is so beautiful. >> i bet. well, like you said, you have a great subject matter there, new orleans is so picturesque and beautiful. i don't know if you can see the artist because he was on the other side but he had a little brad pitt thing going on there. [ laughter ] >> oh, nice. >> you might want to go say hi. okay, thank you, michelle. >> all right. 6:09. $80,000 apiece primo seats in the santa clara stadium are almost gone. anne makovec reports from santa clara. some mighty pricy seats.
>> reporter: the 49ers have seen a spike in sales for the stadium behind me since the 9ers made it into the super bowl. everybody is all jazzed up about this willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars because these club seats will run you about $80,000. right now they are 95% sold. they have 900 of these primo seats at the 50-yard line. actually the second most expensive sports seats in the u.s. the dallas cowboys have the most expensive at $150,000. but the 9ers have sold $68 million worth of these club seat licenses. if you buy one of the licenses for $80,000, you still have to pay for the tickets to the games which run thousands. for the whole stadium, more than half of the seat licenses have sold. that is going to be a lot of money to pay back santa clara's loan to build the stadium and 9ers collect money from the season tickets and the suites, as well.
a lot of the licenses have gone to the current season ticketholders. so what does all that money buy you? we'll talk more about that coming up in the next half hour. live in santa clara, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you, anne. this is what denver's mayor had to do when his team lost to the ravens a few weeks back. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> coming up our friendly bet with the baltimore anchors at cbs, what they will have to do when the 9ers win the super bowl.
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big time college football and professional football. and coach watched them with us and we ranked them and, uhm, my memory is that andrew luck was his and our favorite. probably my favorite. >> coach harbaugh, i'm will from san francisco. i'd like to ask you about culliver. what did you say to him when you spoke and what did he say to you when you guys had the conversation? you have been very generous about saying there's no malice in your heart so when you heard what he said, you know, can you walk us through what you thought and what you said to him? >> uhm, no. i wouldn't go to walk you through it. i mean, uhm, yeah, i think -- i treat those conversations as private conversations. but i do -- i do, uhm, i do
believe that that is not -- there wasn't malice in his heart. he is not that kind of person. he's not a ugly person. he's not a discriminating person. he is -- that's not -- >> listening to jim harbaugh directing that comment about the -- some comments made about gays by one of his players. and that's coach jim harbaugh in new orleans this morning. it is 6:15. one of our favorite parts of the super bowl of course are the mayors and the friendly wagers that we have made with some of the other cbs affiliates and i got to tell you, as you know, michelle, we're two for two, green bay, atlanta, they had to do a little singing. >> i know. we heard "i left my heart in san francisco" from green bay first, then it was atlanta, and frank, i'm thinking baltimore is going to do it, too. >> hi, frank and michelle. good morning, san francisco. don scott and marty bass. we both happen to love your city by the way but welcome to the nfl. welcome to super bowl and we're
going to be butting head. should the unthinkable happen and the 9ers beat the ravens, we'll be happy to sing i left my heart in san francisco. now, when the ravens win, though, here's what we would like you to do as your part of the bet. we would like you to, with nelly's, it's getting hot in here playing, do the ray stadium introduction dance choreographed like the rockettes, both together and in perfect unison. are you in on that? but there's something else. >> i think it's interesting not only do we both have teams at the super bowl, we both have streets named lombard, so we think when you lose, you ought to do the dance at your lombard street. a landmark. the other way around works too. but we're not talking about that. >> we just want to embarrass you in front of a crowd of your viewers. hey, listen, let's all have a great super bowl sunday and go ravens!
>> not a chance! >> rockette style? >> i don't know what that means. >> you have the legs for it. i sure don't. so the 9ers better win. >> we're in deep trouble if the 9ers lose. there will be no dancing though. they are going to win. by the way, i guess the mayors have made a little bit, too. the denver mayor had to pay up a guy you know, right? >> yeah. actually, denver mayor michael hancock, he is a good friend of mine, and he finally paid up on the bet with the baltimore ravens mayor when the ravens beat the broncos earlier this post-season. take a look. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> good luck, ray-ray. >> not a bad dancer there. but you know what? i don't think our mayor is going to have to do that because the 49ers are going to win. all right. we have been exploring new orleans since saturday night
and you know, everywhere we turn, the fleur de lis is there. it's on light posts, it's on trash cans around the area, it's also even tattooed on some body parts. but we had to ask, what fleur de lis means and we have the answer to that coming up. >> it is everywhere on the saints helmet, as well. thank you, michelle. back here in the bay area now, let's find out how the traffic is going with liz. >> okay. thank you, frank. this is continuing to follow our developing news out in sunnyvale. northbound 101 at fair oaks a mess. a big rig accident happened more than three hours ago. this is a scene from chopper 5 a live look overhead. so right now there was a fuel spill in lanes. they are gathering up the remaining fuel still in lanes putting it know barrels. they are working to clean up the mess. there's a lot of wood debris on the ground, as well. so again, this is northbound 101 at fair oaks if i didn't say that earlier. traffic is jammed solid to san tomas expressway. that's the very latest right now from chp.
they got two lanes blocked, two lanes open. for a while there was actually a hard closure of the freeway. in the meantime, use 280, 85 or caltrain, also on time. let's go out towards the bay bridge where it looks like they are still testing the l.e.d. lights. 25,000 l.e.d. lights are being strung along the bay bridge's western span. it is all to celebrate the bridge's 75th anniversary. you can see it from the roof cam on the embarcadero. you can't see the lights from the bay bridge itself. it's not impacting traffic. by the way, they did turn on the metering lights so we are starting to see stacking up behind the pay gates jammed solid to at least the end of the parking lot. that is traffic. lawrence, how are you doing? >> i'm doing weather. the lights are cool. i saw them early on it cross the bay bridge. outside today a great day coming our way lots of sunshine couple of patches of fog showing up in the valleys and maybe just a smidgeon of fog at the coastline. otherwise we're looking good.
a spectacular day in the middle of winter. a lot of sunshine coming our way and temperatures near 70 degrees and no major changes over the next few days. that big ridge of high pressure continuing to sit along california keeping us nice and dry. that storm track staying well to the north although as we get into the middle of next week that could change. so we're enjoying above average temperatures again today some places as much as 9 degrees above average. around the state you will see 60s in the central valley, 66 in the monterey bay and 68 in redding today. around our bay these temperatures soaring this afternoon as high as 67 in mountain view, 68 into oakland. and about 63 degrees and sunny in san francisco. looking out over the next couple of days, plenty of sunshine and beautiful weather continuing. maybe a few more clouds over the weekend. then things cooling off maybe getting a little bit unsettled as we head toward the middle of next week. good weather ahead. >> you know you're a big deal when you have your own fan water. >> you have your own, the faithful. >> $1.69. 49er water, folks. and you may need some of that
today. >> you might. no parents have it quite like jackie and jack harbaugh. they got a lot of laughs yesterday. did they reveal any inside secrets about their coaching sons? coming up. i'm dennis o'donnell at the super bowl. you want to stop the 49ers? try stopping the read option offense. >> a lot of people who played against them just never communicated at all. i believe that's one of the advantages of what we have as a defense. you know, we do a job of communicating very well. >> the ravens beat san francisco last year 16-6 but that was without colin kaepernick and without the pistol offense. at super bowl xlvii, i'm dennis o'donnell. what's that? when i take a picture of this check, it goes st to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no!
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texas.. are there niner fans here. i'll tell welcome back. we're continuing our live coverage here in new orleans counting down to super bowl xlvii. and we sent our producer wilson walker out with a camera roaming the streets of new orleans and he found a 49ers fan. that is nathan. good morning, nathan. >> good morning. >> reporter: now, you are a 49ers fan from connecticut. how did that happen? >> well, i actually grew up in california just moved to connecticut about three years ago. and, you know, just been a 49er fan all my life. >> how excited were you when you watched the game and knew the 49ers were going to the super bowl? >> oh, my goodness, it's been so long since they've been. i was just going nuts. it was an awesome time. i can't wait for us to, you
know, win this thing. >> reporter: yeah. no kidding. what do you think of colin kaepernick? i mean, that was a pretty gutsy move by the coach earlier this season to put him in. >> oh, absolutely. i mean, he is such a young kid and, you know, i was a little nervous, you know, being on such a big stage the past couple games. but i mean, he has proven himself, you know, absolutely each and every game. so i'm really excited for the future. >> reporter: nathan, quickly, are you the only 49ers fan in connecticut? >> no. actually i met someone from the west coast, as well. i got a buddy up there, and so we'll be cheering sunday. >> reporter: that's good. all right. 49ers are going to win. wear that red and gold, nathan. thank you so much and enjoy your time here in new orleans. and anyone who visits new orleans and, of course, the residents here know how beautiful this city really is, appreciates the history and
appreciates the art and, of course, all of the picturesque views and san franciscans know what that's like too. coming up i'm going to show you a story about how san franciscans helped save the view here in new orleans. >> it's a great story. okay, michelle, thanks. i'm mike sugerman on the road to the dome. i left san francisco and 2,000 miles later i'm in frisco. texas. are there 9er fans here? i'll tell you coming up.
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the bay area. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego live here in new orleans. frank, the sun is coming up which is pretty nice because a little warmth now finally. >> i guess so. a blue sky, looks nice behind you. yesterday, you had a bad hair day. [ laughter ] >> oh, my gosh. since i have been here i have had bad hair days. that's because of all the humidity. no humidity today. but yesterday there was lots of rain. take a look at bourbon street how it looked early yesterday morning. all that rain just poured in along with some thunder and lightning. but luckily, it was short- lived. it did cause a little concern for the media here in town with all of that expensive equipment. but i think they got that wrapped up pretty well. storms gone and i have to tell you there are clear skies out here, frank, so i'm liking how today's going to look. >> good news. hopefully it will be nice all the way to the super bowl. how about mr. and mrs. harbaugh, the coaches' parents. they put on quite a show yesterday, didn't they?
>> oh, yeah. they did. jack and jackie harbaugh, they actually held a news conference yesterday to talk about their sons. they are not really saying who they're rooting for. but they're talking about their two coaching sons. here's what they said. >> loose lips sink ships. and they both have subscribed to that philosophy so no one talks to anyone. jim is very quiet and guarded. and john is very quiet and guarded. and it's exactly the way we wanted them. >> and so are we. >> reporter: and there you go. those are the harbaughs. i'm sure they are proud of both of their sons. switching gears now, one of the 49ers team members is apologizing expected to apologize again today for comments he made earlier this week right here in new orleans. and cbs 5's cate caugiran has more on that. >> reporter: we understand that cornerback chris culliver will be addressing the media this morning after he is in hot water after this comment he made earlier this week.
>> i don't do the gay guys, man. i don't do that. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> nah, we don't got no gay people on the team. they gotta get up out of here if they do,. can't be with that sweet stuff. >> is that true? >> yes. >> reporter: yesterday he apologized saying, "it has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly. those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart." we know that 49ers coach jim harbaugh addressed these controversial comments this morning saying he doesn't believe that culliver had ill intent. >> i do -- that that is not -- there wasn't malice in his heart. he's not that kind of person. he's not a ugly person. he's not a discriminating person. >> reporter: now, the question this morning is, will fans be
just as forgiving? we spoke with greg cheryl from 99.7 now's fernando and greg in the morning and he said these comments were very disappointing especially coming from his home team. >> for somebody who is questioning and scared and who doesn't know if they will be accepted, they see comments like this and they realize, wow, maybe i'm right, maybe people won't love me, maybe people won't care about me, maybe people will hate me because of these comments. and so that's who it really does damage to. >> reporter: greg wrote a charged op ep piece on our website, cbssf.com. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. we'll toss it over to lawrence with a look at the weather in the bay area. i have to tell you, frank said my hair was looking good today so that means no humidity in new orleans. >> i think you look perfect, michelle. how about that? that make you feel pretty good? >> i like that. all right. it does. i hope you're telling the truth. >> that cold front sweeps by and the humidity really takes a
hit and so looking good almost bay area-like now in new orleans. speaking of bay area, looking good outside right now. how about that? they are lighting up the bay bridge as they see how the lights work out. there go the lights. they turned them off again. nonetheless you have mostly clear skies over the bay. temperatures a little chilly in spots. some 30s and 40s early on. toward the afternoon we'll find a lot of sunshine under high pressure and that ridge going to stick around for today. looks like over the next few days probably into the weekend. these temperatures well above average for this time of year. 50s and low 60s usually the average, today about 9 degrees above average. 67 santa rosa, 65 livermore, 66 san jose, 63 and sunny in san francisco. more on your weather coming up. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we are going to check out mass transit, as well. we have big problems now for bart. we just got off the phone with bart central and they're calling these major delays on the daly city line out towards the east bay. the problem is they had to take two richmond trains and a pittsburg-bay point train out of service. they may have been damaged by
something on the tracks. so this is the opposite of the commute direction which is good news but again at least half hour delays out of daly city heading towards richmond and in the pittsburg-bay point direction. also some slight ace train delays. they are doing track maintenance so five- to ten- minute delays. quick look at 101. there's a new accident a backup in sunnyvale. this is this accident we have been following 101 at fair oaks so it's stacked up into santa clara because of this earlier big rig accident that happened three hours ago. >> thank you. here in the bay area, michelle, the big easy we know it's a beautiful city. you have taken us on a tour and some residents there say san francisco helped in a big way to keep it that i what. what do you mean by that? >> reporter: well, frank, let me ask you real quickly, do you remember the embarcadero freeway when it was up? >>oh, i do. it was an eyesore. you couldn't see the waterfront
or the bay. >> reporter: it was an eyesore. many san franciscans weren't happy about it. a group of them traveled here to new orleans to prevent that from happening here. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: when people around the world think of the vieux carre they think of scenes like this but it almost looks like this. >> we're not talking about a highway. we're talking about an act of barbarism. >> reporter: it would stand 40 feet tall and six lanes wide 3.5 miles of it running between the mississippi river and the city's iconic st. louis cathedral. [ church bells ] >> jackson square, the highway. gone. no access to the river. it's over. >> reporter: and the damage wouldn't end there. >> all you see in front of us, all these trees, all the grassy grounds are gone. this is an up ramp to an elevated highway. >> both the mayor, the governor, the city council, all wanted that elevated highway in the worst way. >> reporter: so a small group of new orleanians went to war.
>> we were the underdogs. >> reporter: until reinforcements arrived from san francisco. >> they wouldn't accept a nickel. they came on their own to save the city of new orleans from an elevated highway based on their experience in san francisco with the embarcadero. never seen anything like it. >> reporter: the san francisco brigade's best weapon, one single image. >> we had a photograph of the embarcadero as it passed in front of the ferry building in san francisco. and we juxtaposed a drawing that we did of the vieux carre riverfront expressway elevated in front of jackson square and we sent this out as a christmas card all over america. >> reporter: with that shot, the project was defeated. the tide of urban freeways was turned. and new orleans was saved. >> we owe san francisco big time. >> reporter: as for the embarcadero freeway -- >> san francisco doesn't want to be walled in or walled up from our waterfront.
>> reporter: a demolition project new orleans never had to bother with. >> for me to be able to sit on this balcony with cocktails in the afternoon and look out and know that that concrete up ramp is not here and that the trees are here, the grounds are here, it makes the old-fashioned taste better than it would ordinarily. >> reporter: and that's right. it sure does. keeping the beauty right here in new orleans. and also in san francisco. coming up, we're going to catch up with cbs 5's mike sugerman who is on a road trip right now. he left san francisco on friday making his way down here to new orleans. we'll check in with him and find out exactly where he is. >> sounds great, michelle. thank you. 6:40 now. some "serious serious star power. aston kutcher and the new steve jobs movie. let's check the early numbers on the market.
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meteorologist lawrence with a check of weather. good morning, it has been a busy morning for us here in the traffic department. first let's go out to bart. bart is experiencing major delays right now. we just got off the phone with daly city out towards the east bay at least 6 trains had to be taken out of service. there was some sort of obstruction on the track and some trains may have been damaged by it. so they are saying at least 30- minute delays now against the commute. this is daly city towards pittsburg-bay point and richmond. but again, they had to take six trains out of service so this could have a ripple effect on the other bart lines. right now, they are not saying that. muni caltrain ace all back on
time. this is our other problem we have been following since early this morning. about 4 hours ago, traffic alert in effect since 2:50 this morning. northbound 101 approaching fair oaks big rig accident they still have two lanes blocked. and as you can see, it is stacked up clear past santa clara. there was another accident in the backup. so that didn't help matters. the drive time is now in the red nearly a half hour between 280 and highway 237. let's check the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on now so this is just your typical commute. it is backed up to about the 880 overcrossing. that is traffic. for your forecast, another check, here's lawrence. >> boy, traffic i'm showing you nice clear skies around most of the bay area. we have seen a couple of patches of fog showing up in the north bay valleys. watch out for that, some of that thick tule fog still through the day plenty of sunshine and some very mild temperatures running well above the average for this time of year. and no major changes over the next few days. you know what? that includes the weekend. high pressure building in along
the west coast right now over california. that means a storm track is going to stay well to the north and the temperatures going to stay well above average as much as 9 degrees above average outside in some spots for today. and beautiful all the way to the coastline. traveling in and out of sfo, no problem today, no delays expected there with clear skies. temperature about 60 degrees. around the country about 70 degrees in houston, denver checking in with partly cloudy skies and 50. some snow and only 18 degrees in chicago today. 52 and some showers in new york. around the bay today, we'll see those highs soaring well into the 60s as high as 68 degrees in oakland. 67 in redwood city. and 67 degrees in santa rosa. the city of san francisco about 63 degrees and sunny. next couple of days lots of sunshine coming our way above- normal temperatures, probably right in through the weekend. and then it looks like toward the middle of the next week, the clouds start to move in and temperatures cool off and then just maybe, just maybe, we see the pattern change and we would
talk about rain. great couple of days coming up, super weekend. >> super. very good, lawrence. thank you very much. it is 6:46 now. the star of the upcoming biopic about steve jobs will be attending the macworld today. it ashton kutcher will play the title role in the film along the with actor who will play wozniak will share their experiences. macworld is held at the moscone center in san francisco. facebook beat wall street expectations with the latest quarterly numbers. here to chat about that and all things business kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks on a thursday. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. facebook saw its profit drop quite a bit in the 4th quarter from a year earlier but that still is above what analysts were expecting. its revenue was up 40% to $1.6 billion. key for facebook is making money off of its mobile users. it saw a big increase in the number of people who solely accessed the site from their
smartphones or tablets. and it did see a pretty healthy increase in mobile ad revenue which made up 23% of total revenue in the 4th quarter compared to 14% in the previous quarter. it did see expenses rise quite a bit and hit with a number of analysts downgrades. as a result, facebook stock is falling. jobless claims jumped last week by 38,000 to 368,000. that's largely reflection of retailers letting go of temporary workers hired for the holidays. the four-week average coming in at 352,000 is still close to a four-year low. the labor department tomorrow reports the january jobs report and we are looking for the unemployment rate to be steady at 7.8%. let's check the numbers. the dow is positive. it's up by 23 points. nasdaq is picking up 10. s&p higher by 1. facebook shares down by 6% below 30 bucks. back to you. >> tough ride for facebook. thank you, jason brooks with
kcbs news. mike sugerman is taking the long way to louisiana. mike is joining us live this morning via broadband internet. your road to the dome has led you deep into the heart of cowboy country. how are you? >> reporter: i'm terrific. good morning. i left san francisco 2,000 miles on friday and now i'm in frisco texas as you say in the heart of cowboy country. you can call it frisco out here because that's the name of the city. it's named after the san francisco train company, railroad company, that was i guess here in the turn of the last century and because it's called frisco, maybe or maybe because there's some ex-pats here, there's a lot of 9ers here. there's a 9er banner in local bar, 2.50 beer if you are a 9ers fan. they got 200 people there during 9er games. we went to -- well, we drove by a place called twin peaks.
we thought that would be fun in frisco and going by twin peaks. it's a bar like hooters. >> oh. >> didn't realize that. didn't want to take my wife there. but we ate somewhere else and had some delicious ribs. as you know, they have excellent food down here. speaking of food, i am finally getting my appetite back because just two nights ago i took the 72-ounce steak challenge also here in texas. here's how it went. >> you're not really going to do that, are you? >> oh, yeah. the idea of free has always appealed to me and steak, i love steak. >> if you go to san francisco, you want to see the golden gate bridge. you come to texas panhandle, you want to see big steaks and cowboys. >> reporter: that was the idea when they opened the place in 1960 on route 66 in amarillo. the 72-ounce steak challenge came after he was chewing the fat with local cowboys. >> we have had about 120,000 people attempt it. the winners are about 9,000 people. >> reporter: pay up front, you get your money back when the steak and all the fixins are
done. how do you think i'm going to do? >> drink a lot of wine before you start. [ laughter ] >> and don't worry about the end. just think about the 49ers and winning the super bowl. >> reporter: i got no beef with that. despite the fact that the thing is as big as a catcher's mit. >> 3, 2, 1, contest is on. >> reporter: this night, nine young australians and kiwis were taking the challenge along with me including two rather petite women. are you going to put that away? >> that's the plan. >> reporter: you're a little girl. >> not that little. >> reporter: oh, man. she could eat like a horse. and that's no bull. these are shrimp, right? shrimp, potato, salad, roll and 72 ounces of top sirloin. and it wasn't looking good. how much steak you got left? >> finished in 22 minutes. >> me, not so much.
the night was already full. stick a fork in me. i'm done. i can't do this anymore. finish maybe a third. >> 17 and 72. >> reporter: two winners this time, brothers john and dave of melbourne. >> i don't feel great right now but good thing, cool thing to he will it your son. >> reporter: see how they feel tomorrow. >> how are you feeling today? >> oh, all right. >> road trip! >> road trip. >> reporter: i'm better today ready to have some more food. we are on the way to new orleans. we're going to get on the george w. bush parkway and ride out of town south to new orleans. we just got off route 66. tomorrow i'll give you kind of a tour of what route 66 was like. frank? >> sounds like you're having a good time, mike. that's all that matters, right? >> we're having a ball. it's a great -- and everywhere you go with this 49er trip,
people are giving me hi-5's and everyone says we are going to win and today they -- somebody saw it and said we're from kansas city. we're getting smith, yeah! maybe, i don't know. >> and you're getting paid for it. it's all good. >> oh, my, i know. >> nobody has it better than you. >> nobody! >> time for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." and norah o'donnell finally has landed in new orleans. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank from here in new orleans. is this incredible or what? we are kicking off our coverage from super bowl park. we have several special guests including one of america's most loved quarterbacks, drew brees. and we'll also talk with james brown, jb, about the controversial remarks cornerback chris culliver made about gay athletes and the bizarre accusations involving ray lewis and deer antler extract. some people say let's just focus on the game.
we have jeff glor on how mardi gras will be bigger than ever. so there's lots going on here in new orleans. and we'll have all of it for you right at 7:00. >> and it sounds great. okay, norah o'donnell, live in new orleans coming up next with "cbs this morning." thank you. and we're continuing our live coverage here in new orleans walking around. we see the fleur de lis everywhere a true symbol of the city. coming up we find out why.
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or more. this is going against the commute daly city out towards the east bay. but just a heads up, if you are commuting using bart this morning. also, this big rig accident that traffic alert is still in effect. it was in sunnyvale northbound 101 approaching fair oaks. there was another accident in the backup involving five cars. it is jammed solid from it looks like at least san jose. >> elizabeth, freezing temperatures in the north bay valleys, 32 degrees in santa rosa, 35 in fairfield and 37 in livermore. lots of sunshine this afternoon. temperatures soaring well into the 60s. that nice weather going to stick around root through the weekend a little cooler toward the meld of next week. >> we might even have a 70. we don't want to rub it in. >> that's right. check back now with michelle, who has been doing a logical touring of the crescent city. -- has been doing a little touring of the crescent city. the fleur de lis is everywhere there, isn't it, michelle? >> frank, it really is. it's on light posts, on trash cans, it's in jewelry, it's really everywhere. we even saw people tatooed with the fleur de lis. yes, it is flower of the lily.
it comes from french royalty that settled here in new orleans from the house of bourbon. and everyone has adopted it as the symbol of the city. it is just everywhere. okay. well, we have not heard from beyonce in a while following her lip-syncing controversy at the inauguration but she is here in new orleans facing the media and we got a sneak peek of her practice. ♪ [ music ]♪ ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: we all know beyonce can sing live and i cannot wait to see that halftime show. her dancers were also practicing there. and frank, there are some rumors that maybe she is going to reunite with destiny's child during the performance. we'll just have to see. >> all right. well, we look forward to that,
michelle, great job today. we'll see you again tomorrow morning and we are going to have live reports up to the super bowl of course michelle is there, our sports director dennis o'donnell, vern glenn and mike sugerman on the road trip of all road trips so keep it here on cbs 5. thank you for watching "eyewitness news this morning." for lawrence and for liz, we hope you have a great day, folks. and we'll see you at noon and again tomorrow morning. take care. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning to viewers in the west. it is thursday january 31st, 2013.
welcome to "cbs this morning" from super bowl park in new orleans. new details on a 5-year-old held hostage by a gunman who police say killed the boy's school bus driver. deadly storms leave a wake of destruction in the south, and flood much of the northeast. and it's super bowl week here in new orleans. drew brees, mayor mitch landrieu, james carville and mary matalin are all here. we begin this morning with today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: a hostage drama grows desperate in alabama. >> police in alabama are still negotiating with the gunman who has taken a 5-year-old boy hostage. >> after shooting and killing the school bus driver yesterday -- >> you would never think anything like this would happen especially around here. i guess bad things happen everywhere. hey, that's a tornado, buddy. >> violent storms are slamming the east coast this morning after leaving parts of the south and midwest in shambles.